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Jewish Chautauqua Gave 85 Lectures in 33 Colleges

During the past Summer 85 lectures in 33 universities were given under the auspices of the Jewish Chautaqua Society, according to the 21st annual report of the Society just issued. Lectures were delivered in the Summer schools of universities in 20 states by the rabbis who appeared under the auspices of the Jewish Chautauqua Society. This work was first inaugurated in the Summer of 1909 with two lectures in one University.

A six weeks’ course in Post-Biblical Jewish history with academic credits was given during the past Summer at the University of Virginia by Rabbi Edward Calisch of Richmond. These lectures were given to the regularly enrolled students, 40 in number, who received full academic credits.

Rabbi Marry Margolis of St. Paul, lecturing before the students of various state colleges in Minnesota on “Some Human Problems Propounded in the Bible” and on “The Humanity of Jewish Ethics” had audiences approximatinly 2,500 in number. Two thousand students of the Springfield, Mo., State Teachers’ College attended a lecture by Rabbi Samuel Thurman of St. Louis on “The Place of the Old Testament in the World Today,” while 1,100 people were present at a lecture by Rabbi Jacob Singer of Chicago on “The Jew in American History,” delivered at the Illinois State Normal College.

Among other rabbis who delivered lectures at Summer sessions of colleges under the auspices of the Jewish Chautauqua Society and who reported enthusiastic audiences were Rabbis Samuel Abrams of Brookline, Mass., Louis Binstock of New Orleans, Harry Ettelson of Memphis, Edward Israel of Baltimore, Emil Leipziger of New Orleans, Samuel Mayerberg of Kansas City, Abram Rhine of Hot Springs, Ark., Ira Sanders of Little Rock, Ark., Jack Skirball of Evansville, Ind., and Louis Wolsey of Philadelphia.

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